RATINGS! X Factor's viewing figures drop again for latest live show

Latest X Factor and Strictly viewing figures


Bonfire night knocked The X Factor 2016's viewing figures down again last night.

The show hit a new series low, dropping a little from last week's previous live performance show by 100,000 viewers.

X Factor's viewing figures

An average of 5.6 million viewers tuned in to The X Factor last night, making the episode the least watched of this year's show to date.

Bonfire night falling directly on the 5th is unlikely to have helped numbers, together with an earlier than scheduled finish for the show.

The live show, which peaked at 6.7 million, was down 950,000 viewers on 2015's equivalent episode and a whopping 2.4 million on 2014's fifth live show.

X Factor's viewing figures 2016

Saturday live shows

Week 1: 6.2 million
Week 2: 5.8 million
Week 3: 5.9 million
Week 4: 5.7 million
Week 5: 5.6 million

So far this year's X Factor Saturday shows have averaged 5.8 million viewers, down almost 600,000 viewers on average on last year's first five live shows.

Strictly Come Dancing's viewing figures

Over on BBC One, Strictly Come Dancing also dropped slightly week on week, falling 100,000 viewers to a still massive 9.7 million.

The seventh live performance show, which peaked at 10.7 million viewers, was up over 500,000 viewers on 2015 and more than 300,000 up on 2014's equivalent episode.


New ITV dating show Meet The Parents continued to struggle against Strictly, posting a figure of 1.6 million, but Jonathan Ross saw a series high of 3.4 million viewers after The X Factor.

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